Fox's "Minnie Jem" exhibition featured at HACC, Lancaster
The exhibit, "Marilyn and Minnie Jem, with its collection of paintings and three-dimensional creatures, engages Fox's alter ego, Minnie Jem, as a way to identify the duality of her work. Minnie Jem allows Fox to step outside her expressionist style and follow an eclectic path, creating unique creatures with the random items she has collected.
The Kutztown University graduate's background is in the expressionist tradition, painting still lifes, abstracts, and landscapes. At other times, Fox's art is material-driven and she scours flea markets, yard sales, and even dumpsters for objects that she can reinvent into one of the creatures.
"This is where Minnie Jem emerges. It's Minnie Jem who keeps bringing the found objects back to the studio," explains Fox. "I had trouble explaining the difference between my painting and my crazy creatures, so I had to invent Minnie Jem."
In addition, works dealing with the artist's experience with her mother's Alzheimer's disease and death are included in the exhibition. Last spring, Fox hosted an exhibit in her Kutztown studio to raise funds for the Reading Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Art Space hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Tracy Mendoza, Coordinator of Media Relations at Harrisburg Area Community College, at 717-221-1300, ext. 1556 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Marilyn Fox at 610-698-2519.